"Bol Bachchan" is still going strong at the box office though a week has passed since it was released. The romantic comedy starring Ajay Devgan and Abhishek Bachchan also found a spot in the top 20 films at the North American box office.
The dual-role formula is back in Bollywood with a bang. For Rohit Shetty, director of "Bol Bachchan", the formula has worked out well. Earlier, "Rowdy Rathore" emerged strong at the box office and has been named as one of the top five Bollywood films of all times.
"Bol Bachchan" collected Rs 66.81 crore from the domestic box office in the opening week.
The film collected Rs 43.10 crore in the opening weekend and managed to earn excellent collection on weekdays with Rs 23.71 crore, making it a total of Rs 66.81 crore in the first week, according to film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
"#BolBachchan collected approx Rs 66.72 cr nett in its Week 1. Business at multiplexes and single screens, both was superb," Adarsh tweeted on Saturday.
"#BolBachchan has emerged Rohit-Ajay's biggest grosser. Had a fabulous wknd [43.10 cr] & maintained excellent biz on weekdays [23.62 cr]..."
Although the movie is doing well and entertaining a lot of people, it failed to surpass the Prabhu Deva directorial Rowdy Rathore first week collection which scored Rs 79.52 cr nett.
"#RowdyRathore collects Rs 79.52 cr nett in 1st Week, Outstanding," Adarsh tweeted.
"#RowdyRathore smashed previous records in many circuits. Has performed exceptionally well at single screens and plexes... contd"
"#RowdyRathore Fri 15.1 cr, Sat 14.7 cr, Sun 18.5 cr, Mon 9.5 cr, Tue 8.12 cr, Wed 7.1 cr, Thu 6.5 cr. Total: Rs 79.52 cr nett . Fabulous!"
Now, the movie stars, director and film critics are waiting for "Bol Bachchan" to join the elite Rs 1000 million movie club. Shetty's previous movie "Singham" and "Golmaal 3" both starring Ajay Devagn had joined the elite club. Shetty is quite confident that his latest release will also enter the club.